Ampirical Solutions Announces Expansion Of Utility Infrastructure Company In St. Tammany Parish - Wednesday, August 31, 2016
ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Matthew Saacks of
Ampirical Solutions LLC announced the company will create 50 new direct jobs to
expand its electrical transmission infrastructure and distribution firm in St.
Tammany Parish. Based in Mandeville, Louisiana, the company specializes in the
design of substations, relay switchyards, protective relays and controls,
transmission lines, distribution lines and related operations.
The 50 new direct jobs created by Ampirical in
the expansion will have an average annual salary of $85,206, plus benefits,
while the company also will retain 80 existing jobs. Louisiana Economic
Development estimates the project will result in 82 new indirect jobs, for a
total of more than 130 new jobs in St. Tammany Parish and the Southeast Region.
"This homegrown company is bringing dozens of
technical, high-paying jobs to Mandeville and the region with this expansion,”
Gov. John Bel Edwards said. "Ampirical Solutions identified a market niche a
decade ago and has grown to become an industry leader in designing electrical
infrastructure for utilities and governments. This project demonstrates the
value of Louisiana’s ongoing efforts to provide a skilled and ready workforce
for business and industry.”
Ampirical provides a broad range of engineering
and related services to the electrical transmission infrastructure marketplace.
The company’s target market has continually grown since its founding in 2006,
but recent economic and industry factors have driven spending in the national
transmission and distribution infrastructure to record highs. Ampirical’s
customers include investor-owned utilities, municipalities, industrial plants,
electrical co-ops and independent power producers.
"Our desire is to demonstrate the ability of
highly technical companies to grow and flourish in this state,” Saacks said.
"Accelerated hiring is critical for Ampirical to compete for the talent it
needs to continue its success in executing projects. Ampirical offers prime
careers for engineering professionals and related jobs, such as project
managers, designers and drafters. Furthermore, Louisiana has strong numbers of
both experienced talent and college graduates to staff our growing workforce.”
LED began discussions with Ampirical about the
potential expansion project in May 2016. The company plans to utilize the
workforce solutions of LED FastStart® – the nation’s No. 1 state workforce
development program – as well as the state’s Quality Jobs Program.
"Mandeville is happy to have Ampirical Solutions
as part of our business community,” Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere said. "We
are fortunate to attract strong companies in a professional industry segment.
Companies like Ampirical Solutions add value to the community and improve
everyone’s quality of life.”
Ampirical recently was named in Inc. magazine’s
5000 Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies for the third time in five years.
The company marked its 10th anniversary earlier this year and was selected as a
Top Workplace in the New Orleans area by nola.com/The Times-Picayune.
"The high-wage jobs created by Ampirical
Solution’s expansion enrich the exceptional quality of life in our parish, and
we are thrilled that our long-term, ongoing relationship with this economic
driver company has resulted in their exciting announcement,” said CEO Brenda
Bertus of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. "STEM companies such
as Ampirical Solutions thrive in St. Tammany, where the number of STEM jobs has
doubled in the last decade, and we anticipate their continued success as they
renew their investment in this community.”
About Ampirical Solutions
Since 2006, Ampirical has provided comprehensive
customer support, from project conception to design engineering, project
management and construction in electrical transmission and distribution. With
over 80 years of combined experience in the industry, Ampirical’s founders have
a long history of fulfilling their mission in Engineering Power-ful Solutions.
For more information, visit Ampirical.com.